Chile in the World University rankings

The QS World University Rankings for 2013 are out and the UK has fared well with a record six Universities featuring in the top 20, including Cambridge, UCL, Imperial, Oxford all in the top 10. Meanwhile in Chile, the top 2 Universities, Pontificia Univ…

The abortion controversy

Regular readers will be aware of the study recently published in PLoSONE on maternal mortality rate (MMR) trends in Chile and the American  continent. Professor Koch from Universidad Católica, Concepción and colleagues from Universidad de Chile and othe…

A little poll for fun!

What does Chile mean to you?WineCopperLlamasDictatorsFootballSantiagoMiners  pollcode.com free polls 

Depression: A leading cause of disability in South America

A study published this week in the respected academic journal PLOS Medicine shows the extent to which death and disability is attributable to clinical depression. The authors analysed the overall burden of depression as well as breaking it down by region.

Empanada recipe for fiestas patrias: Chilean Independence day

La ramadas ya se están levantando y es hora de hacer una ricas empanadas fritas  EL PINO  En Chile el pino es la carne picada que lleva las empanadas Pra una docena de empanadas fritas  200 gra de carne molida  40…

Discovering planets from the Chilean desert

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is an intergovernmental astronomy organisation supported by many countries including the UK, with three sites in Chile: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor. The site at La Silla at 2,400 metres above sea level in the…

Madonna threatens to cancel show in Chile

Recently, on her South America tour 2012, Madonna recently threatened to cancel her only show in Chile. The singer told the gathering crowd in Santiago that she would stop the show if people would not stop smoking. In a video posted by the celebrity gos…

Concurso Fotográfico 2013

CONCURSO FOTOGRÁFICO  2013   Pais: CHILE.   Participantes:  Chilenos o extranjeros. Para extranjeros las fotografías deben ser de Chile.   Tema: Abierto.   Reglas del Concurso:   Las fotografías deben ser originales y propias.   El formato d…

Man on drugs electrocuted by electricity pylon

A man has died in the Lo Prado area of Santiago after being electrocuted by an electricity pylon. The man, identified as Miguel, was  swinging on the pylon for more than an hour when at around 4pm  his leg touched one one of the high voltagr wires. Onlo…

Tourism in Chile

We asked the Chilean Government what they see as key long term priorities for the development of the Chilean economy in the coming years. Tourism was the answer they gave us. They view this sector as playing a a key role in the future development of the…